Description (Catalog Card): [A-D broken in 4 pieces] Dagger. Iron. E.     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Pre-Kurigalzu NW side of Great Courtyard KP     
Material (Catalog Card): Iron1     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 170mm, Greatest W. 25mm     
U Number: 6788D     
Object Type: Tools and Equipment >> Knives, Blades, Saws >> Knives and Swords      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      
Description (Modern): Base of a dagger, very bad condition     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Iron      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B16436D     
Measurement (X): 22     
Measurement (Y): 29     
Measurement (Z): 9     
[1] Material as described by Woolley


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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Giparu | KP The excavation area given the abbreviation KP was eventually found to be the site of the ancient building known as the giparu (alternatively e-gig-par or gig-par-ku). Mostly dedicated to the goddess Nin-gal, Nanna's consort, it was also in various periods the residence of the entu priestess. The abbreviation KP, however, stands for King's Palace because Woolley initially thought this might be the site of Shulgi's palace, the ehursag. The giparu was a very long-lived building, though it underwent many changes over many centuries. Most striking were the changes in the Neo-Babylonian period when Woolley shows it combining with the dublalmah to the east. He believed that by this point the building was not sufficient to house the Ningal temple and the entu priestess together, and thus the so-called Palace of Belshaltinannar was constructed outside the temenos specifically to house the priestess herself. At times Woolley refers to the giparu as the Great Ningal Temple, which can be confusing as the Kassite and Neo-Bablyonian Ningal temples had moved onto the ziggurat terrace to the north of the giparu (Area HD). Furthermore, parts of the giparu were excavated under area abbreviations other than KP in season 3 when the full extents of the building were only just coming to light. The northern portion originally carried the abbreviation HDB and the southeastern portion, SF. (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:33 Page:224 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:33 Page:224 (none)
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